Steps for locating Relevant Articles
Use targeted search terms
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Read the abstract carefully to determine whether you should continue on to the full article. Don't just pick the first 5 articles in the list. Ask yourself:
Once you have located 5 articles about using writing as a tool for learning in your content area:
As you read this sample article, think about the inferred theoretical framework. If you follow the "bread crumb trail" of the works cited for thuis article, you can figure out that the researcher was basing his/her research on other research. When you read the articles you locate for this assignment, keep that in mind; it can help you figure out when the research and theory are not explicitly spelled out in the article.
Drill Palin, Sarah. (2009). National Review. In this article the author offers her views on why the U.S. needs to support domestic drilling for petroleum.
Each summary should be approximately 1-1½ pages in length. Remember, the syllabus and the LibGuide for this course recommend lots of good resources.